How Buhari can sit on the world stage – Amb Keshi


As President -Elect Muhammadu Buhari assumes the mantle of leadership, the Foreign Policy agenda of his administration will be a key focus. In this interview former permanent secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and immediate past Chairman of UBA plc, Ambassador Joe Keshi, talks about the expectations of Nigerians and the

Lagos cancels sanitation for inauguration ceremony

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State The Lagos State Government has cancelled restriction on human and vehicular movement for the May monthly sanitation exercise coming up this Saturday as part of preparation for the inauguration/swearing-in ceremony of the new governor and president.

Court restrains IG from arresting Kashamu


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, restrained the Inspector General of Police, IG, and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, from arresting the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Prince Buruji Kashamu, for onward extradition to the United States of America over alleged drug-related offences. The post Court

ACF alleges plot to frustrate Buhari


The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has accused outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan of deliberate plot to hinder the smooth take off of the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari. The post ACF alleges plot to frustrate Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News.

Bayelsa plans grand reception for Jonathan

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan acknowledges the crowd as he arrives Port Harcourt The Bayelsa Government will organise a civic reception for President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Dan Kikile, announced on Wednesday.

Nigeria: The big fix for a new president


As petroleum minister during the 1970s oil boom, Muhammadu Buhari set up the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It is an accident of history that the same man, elected president in March, could now be compelled to dismantle the state oil company he helped create.

Jonathan signs controversial bill for two power regulators


Word leaked last night from the seat of government in Aso Rock, Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan has given his assent to the controversial bill creating two parallel regulating bodies for the recently privatised power sector, raising a red flag for investors and others watching the industry. This followed an

FirstBank GMD Onasanya bows out December


Bisi Onasanya, the group managing director/Chief Executive Officer of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, is set to retire at a high point of his career after completing his tenure at the end of the current Financial Year on December 31 2015. Onasanya is

Again, Buhari restates he’ll work with any Senate President

Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his willingness to work with any leader of the National Assembly that the process throws up, irrespective of what part of the country he or she originates from.

Unilever profit drop highlights consumer firms’ woes


Unilever Nigeria plc’s slow start to the year is a manifestation of the weak macroeconomic environment Fast Moving Consumable Goods (FMCG) companies operate in. For the first three months through March 2015, Unilever’s net income fell by 21 percent to N590.

Seven Energy’s quest for Nigeria’s gas resource development


The pace of economic development in Nigeria is constrained by lack of investment in the country’s power infrastructure and the absence of a reliable and affordable electricity supply. Often, the power conundrum is traced to lack of steady and reliable gas supply. After attaining an average price of $94 per

APC: Progressive steps to relevance


BY CHARLES KUMOLU The emergence of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from three ideologically different parties was a phenomenon. It was a journey that only a few gave a chance of success from inception, particularly against the fact that fusion of political parties had in Nigeria been before now, been

For Jonathan, it’s farewell to melancholy


As Goodluck Jonathan ceases to be the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces from this midnight, not a few people would be tempted to say good riddance to bad luck. But there is no reason to be harsh to the man being awaited in Otuoke. He has at least

Economy in transition (3)


I have been discussing how inefficient government is related to ‘ease of doing business’ in Nigeria. Last week I stated that where we have duplicated responsibilities there is obviously duplication in cost: personnel, secretariats and offices, assets such as vehicles and computers. Moreover, such unnecessary multiplicity creates other opportunities for

Okon names W/C squad


Coach Edwin Okon has released his list of 23 players for the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals starting in Canada next week, including BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala, team captain Evelyn Nwabuoku and veteran goalkeeper Precious Dede. The post Okon names W/C squad appeared first on

Nigeria loses $25bn in oil sector to uncontrolled weights, measures annually


At a time the Federal Government is clamouring for plugging of leakages to address economic shortfalls, bureaucracy caused by absence of weights and measures are making the country incur an operational loss of $25 billion annually in the oil and gas sector alone. A break-down of these losses shows that